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  1. a small unit serving as the nucleus of a larger political movement Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. the basic structural and functional unit of all organisms; cells may exist as independent units of life (as in monads) or may form colonies or tissues as in higher plants and animals Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. a device that delivers an electric current as the result of a chemical reaction Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. a room where a prisoner is kept Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. small room is which a monk or nun lives Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. any small compartment; "the cells of a honeycomb" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  7. a hand-held mobile radiotelephone for use in an area divided into small sections (cells), each with its own short-range transmitter/receiver Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  8. (biology) the basic structural and functional unit of all organisms; cells may exist as independent units of life (as in monads) or may form colonies or tissues as in higher plants and animals Wordnet Dictionary DB
  9. a small unit serving as part of or as the nucleus of a larger political movement Wordnet Dictionary DB
  10. A very small and close apartment, as in a prison or in a monastery or convent; the hut of a hermit. Webster Dictionary DB
  11. A small religious house attached to a monastery or convent. Webster Dictionary DB
  12. Any small cavity, or hollow place. Webster Dictionary DB
  13. The space between the ribs of a vaulted roof. Webster Dictionary DB
  14. Same as Cella. Webster Dictionary DB
  15. A jar of vessel, or a division of a compound vessel, for holding the exciting fluid of a battery. Webster Dictionary DB
  16. One of the minute elementary structures, of which the greater part of the various tissues and organs of animals and plants are composed. Webster Dictionary DB
  17. To place or inclose in a cell. Webster Dictionary DB
  18. Minute protoplasmic masses that make up organized tissue, consisting of a nucleus which is surrounded by protoplasm which contains the various organelles and is enclosed in the cell or plasma membrane. Cells are the fundamental, structural, and functional units of living organisms. (Dorland, 28th ed) Medical Dictionary DB
  19. A small room in a monastery, convent, or prison; a small cavity or hole; a tiny mass of living matter forming one of the units of every living body. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  20. 1. A minute structure, the living, active basis of all plant and animal organization, composed of a mass of protoplasm, enclosed in a delicate membrane and containing a differentiated part, the nucleus Cells are of the most varied form and structure according to the function which they have to perform; some are simple in structure and lead an independent or quasi-independent existence, being capable of reproduction and adaptation to environment; others are highly differentiated, fixed in form and location, and incapable of reproduction, self-nutrition, or locomotion. 2 A small closed or partly closed cavity such as the air cells, or alveoli, of the lungs, the spaces in cancellous bone-tissue, etc. 3. An element or unit of a galvanic battery, or the chamber containing the metals and acid media by the chemical action of which the electricity is produced. (For the cells not here defined see the qualifying word.). A practical medical dictionary. By Stedman, Thomas Lathrop. Published 1920.
  21. A minute mass of protoplasm, generally containing a nucleus. Warner's pocket medical dictionary of today. By William R. Warner. Published 1898.
  22. A small room: a cave: a small shut cavity. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  23. To cover with a ceiling. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  24. A small room; small compartment; minute vesicle. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  25. To furnish with a ceiling. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  26. A small chamber, space, cavity, or vesicle. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  27. Elec. A single element of a voltaic battery. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  28. Enclosed space in a prison or a convent; the small rude retreat of a hermit; a small cavity; a little bag or vesicle containing fluid or other matter; a little vessel or bladder which enters into the composition of cellular tissue. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  29. A small confined room; an apartment in a prison; a small cavity; a private room in a nunnery or monastery. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  30. A small cavity or hollow; a unit mass of protoplasm, usually containing a nucleus. A dictionary of scientific terms. By Henderson, I. F.; Henderson, W. D. Published 1920.
  31. [Latin] A small cavity or hollow; a loculus; a unit mass of protoplasm, usually containing a nucleus or nuclear material; originally, the cell wall; space between veins of insect wings. na
  32. A small room in a prison. See Dungeon. 1215.org/lawnotes/bouvier/bouvier.htm
  33. 1. In a spreadsheet, the intersection of a rowa column and a sheet, the smallest addressable unit of data.A cell contains either a constant value or a formula that isused to calculate a value. The cell has a format thatdetermines how to display the value. A cell can be part of arange. A cell is usually referred to by its column(labelled by one or more letters from the sequence A, B, ...,Z, AA, AB, ..., AZ, BA, BB, ..., BZ, ... ) and its row numbercounting up from one, e.g. cell B3 is in the second columnacross and the third row down. A cell also belongs to aparticular sheet, e.g. "Sheet 1".2. ATM's term for a packet. foldoc_fs
  34. sel, n. a small room in a prison, monastery, &c.: a cave: a small shut cavity: the grave: a unit-mass of living matter, whether rounded off by itself, as in the simplest plants or animals, and in the youngest stage of all organisms, or associated with other cells to form a higher unity.--adjs. CELLED, having cells, cellular; CELLIF'EROUS, having or producing cells; CELL'ULAR, CELL'ULATED, consisting of or containing cells.--n. CELL'ULE, a little cell.--adj. CELLULIF'EROUS, having or producing little cells.--n. CELL'ULOID, a hard elastic compound used for ivory, obtained by hydraulic pressure from pyroxylin, mixed with camphor, &c.--adj. CELL'ULOSE, containing cells.--n. the substance of which the permanent cell-membranes of plants are composed. [O. Fr. celle--L. cella, conn. with cel[=a]re, to cover.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  35. A small cavity. The same signification as cellule. Also, a vesicle composed of a membranous cell-wall, with, usually, liquid contents. The whole organized body may be regarded as a congeries of cells having different endowments, each set being concerned in special acts, connected with absorption, nutrition, and secretion, wherever an action of selection or elaboration has to be effected. These cells are generally termed primary, elementary, or primordial. When they give rise to other cells, they are, at times, termed parent or mother cells; the resulting cells being termed daughter cells. Medical Lexicon. A Dictionary of Medical Science
  36. [Latin] One of the chambers (Galvanic c.) containing the elements and the fluids of a galvanic battery. Daniells c., Marie-Davy c., etc., see under Battery. na
  37. 1. Dependent nunnery or monastery (hist.); anchoret\'s one-roomed d welling; cottage (poet.); grave (poet.); single person\'s small room in monastery or prison (condemned c., for one condemned to death); compartment in bees\' comb; (Electr.) voltaic apparatus with only one pair of metallic elements, unit of battery. 2. Enclosed cavity in organism or mineral (cc. of brain, imaginary compartments assigned to various faculties); (Biol.) portion of protoplasm usu. enclosed in membrane, ultimate element of organic structures; (Zoophytes) cup-like cavity of individual polype in compound polypidom. Hence (-) celled, celliform, aa. [Latin] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  38. Any one of the minute protoplasmic masses which make up organized tissue. American pocket medical dictionary.
  39. Originally one of the compartments in a honeycomb; hence any chamber or enclosed hollow space; an areola, or loculus; in this sense comprising the following subordinate meanings: (A), any small completely closed space, such as the small cavities in the mastoid and other bones, the alveoli of the lungs, and the cleftlike spaces or areolae of connective tissue. (B), a cavity opening upon a free surface, such as the crypts in the stomach of the camel and other ruminants, the cavities in the nests of wasps and bees, the depression or loculus in the anther, which contains the pollen, and, by a slight extension of meaning, the spaces or areolae upon the wings of insects, circumscribed by the nervures. (C), in microscopical technology, a chamber, open or closed, used for the examination and preservation of objects. (D), one of the similar elements or open chambers which constitute a galvanic battery or a battery of Leyden jars. Appleton's medical dictionary.
  40. The elementary structural unit of living tissue, consisting of cytoplasm and nucleus. Appleton's medical dictionary.
  41. (Biol.) A definite portion of sarcode, or protoplasm, containing a nucleus [L.]; whether or not assuming the form popularly called a cell. Glossary of terms and phrases - Percy
  42. [L.] Of an ancient temple, the naos or enclosed space within the walls; hence a room in a monastery, prison. Glossary of terms and phrases - Percy
  43. n. [Latin] A small and close apartment, as in a prison or a monastery;—any small closed cavity;—a minute sac filled with fluid, fat, &c.;—the minute vessels which form the cellular membrane in animals, and the cellular tissue in plants. Cabinet Dictionary
  44. A small cavity or hollow place; the cave or little habitation of a religious person; a small and close apartment in a prison; any small place of residence. Complete Dictionary

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